West Midlands

In the West Midlands our centre is based in Kitts Green in Birmingham.

Our courses are comfortable and welcoming whether in a classroom environment or through distance learning which allows you to complete the training within the comfort of your own home, with regular contact from one of our tutors.

Our Skills centres have been designed specifically with learners in mind, aiming to create safe and positive learning environments. Should you choose a course that is in a classroom environment this will be delivered in our centre which is open Monday to Friday 9.30 – 16.00, with access to free tea and coffee.

We have a number of out-reach sites across Birmingham and the Black Country, as well as the ability to deliver courses at an employer’s premises in the area.

The Academy offers an end to end service including a full information, advice and guidance session for each person before they are enrolled on to a course.

Courses

  • Extended Certificate in Employability (Level 1)
  • Introduction to Customer Service (Level 1)
  • Employer Focused Training (Entry Level 3)
  • Working in a Construction Environment
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • CSCS Card
  • Customer Service
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Forklift Truck Training Counterbalance and Reach Licences – (ITSSAR Accredited)
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Team Leading
  • Warehouse & Storage
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • ESOL
  • National Express

Our Academy Locations

Bolt on courses and benefits are also to available to learners who successfully complete one of the above courses. These are fully funded by PeoplePlus and offer an additional incentive to facilitate someone’s journey into work. Learners can benefit from one of the following:

  • L1 working in a construction environment
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • CSCS Card
  • Passport
  • Driving or Provisional Licence
  • Tablet
  • Mobile Phone

Links with Employers

We work alongside a range of employers including; National Express, DHL, Hozelock, Hermes, DES Security and I Force. After successful completion of a course, the learner is invited for an interview either on site at Kitts Green, or at the employers’ premises.

National Express have been working closely with PeoplePlus for a while now. We have established a close working relationship with the team. PeoplePlus have provide National Express with job ready candidates. The course provided ensures that the learner fully understands the DSA theory and we are finding that candidates are passing their tests on the first attempt. With the help of PeoplePlus we have put over sixty job seekers into full time employment and I hope to continue to work closely with PeoplePlus for the foreseeable future’

Ken Billingham, Driver Recruitment and Retention at National Express Bus Training Centre

West Midlands
Ace Business Park, Unit 17, First Floor, Kitts Green, Birmingham B33 0LD

Contact 079290025716 or 07813362058 for more information

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You can also contact us by email

WestMidlands.Skills@peopleplus.co.uk

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